Certainly, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the number one tournament which is too grand to be held online. It is played in Las Vegas. Thus, the world gets the best poker player. Naturally, all online players wish they were participants of this fabulous tournament.
This year WSOP took part in Bellagio Casino and Resort on July, 28. And Jamie Gold, being online casino sponsored, became a final winner. He took the grand prize of $12 million, and thanks to his online casino sponsorship $ 12 million became his pure profit. In fact, until recently he was considered a poker professional, but now it’s obvious he has greatly improved his skills.
It’s a well known fact online casino sites sponsor WSOP and WPT (World Poker Tour) players either via satellite tournaments or via straight out contracted sponsorships. But in any case, sponsoring winning tournament players brings profit, fame, wide advertising to either side. This statement exactly reflects what happens to Jamie Gold and his sponsor.